Calling all beach lovers! Be part of the solution to ocean pollution on Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 23rd.
The largest volunteer effort in California, Coastal Cleanup Day is the day to give back to the ocean, beaches, and creeks that make Santa Barbara County such a wonderful place to live. Get outside, enjoy nature, and remove marine debris from our beaches and waterways.
Volunteers of all ages can participate at any of the 2023 cleanup sites. Pre-registration is not required, but is encouraged.
Each site will have a captain on hand to provide necessary instructions and supplies. You can bring your own gloves, buckets, and other reusable cleanup supplies to lessen the plastic footprint of this event.
Last year volunteers picked up over 8,000 pounds of trash. Let’s see if we can beat that record!
If you can’t make the cleanup on the 23rd, we encourage you to clean up any time during the month of September and your cleanup data will be included as part of the Coastal Cleanup Day results!
Coastal Cleanup Day is brought to you by Explore Ecology and our partner the County of Santa Barbara Resource Recovery and Waste Management, with support from Project Clean Water and the Cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Solvang. The California Coastal Commission organizes the statewide event and the international event is organized by the Ocean Conservancy.
We hope you’ll join us at Coastal Cleanup Day. Connect with nature, meet amazing people, and make a difference. See you there!